hot day. what better activity then setting up the solar oven to take advantage of the scorching rays. Jess’ mom built the solar oven which uses aluminum foil to reflect the sun’s rays over and over. We didn’t set it out until about 3pm but within a half an hour we were reaching temperatures of 250 degrees. I chopped up some potatoes and got them cooking. I let them sit for a while while i prepared the eggplant someone brought us to trade. after an hour i threw in the salted and rinsed eggplant slices a little basil and butter. Let it bake a bit and took it out. The potatoes were still a little raw in the middle but the eggplant, basil, with a dash of hot salt was very tasty. More good experiences to come i’m sure.